• Duration:13 Nights 14 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude: 4130m
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Activity: Hiking and Trekking
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

About Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking in Nepal is an enthralling mix of excellent trekking and spectacular wilderness with a backdrop of high peaks. Following an ancient trade route to Tibet, we climb beyond the rhododendron and bamboo forests, terraced fields and quaint villages of the lowlands, to reach a world of glaciers and magnificent peaks at the Annapurna Base Camp, 4130m. This amazing trek follows a gorge leading into the mountain fortress known as the “Annapurna Sanctuary", the divine abode of the Hindu goddesses Annapurna and Gangapurna. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trekking itinerary also includes a hike along high ridges to Ghorepani and a pre-dawn walk up to Poon Hill to watch the sun’s first rays touch the peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurnas, one of the most beautiful panoramic view in the Annapurna region.

The altitude at Annapurna Base Camp is a little over 4000m which means acclimatization is vital. Although it is possible to reach Annapurna Base Camp in less time, our itinerary has been planned to allow our bodies time to acclimatize and our actual pace will be governed by our health rather than the itinerary. We will generally be walking for between 5 to 7 hours each day. The flagstone hiking trail is almost constantly either going uphill or downhill. In the lush forest of the approach to the Annapurna Sanctuary the underfoot conditions can be damp and slippery. Well maintained and marked trekking trails, stone step trails should be expected in various section of our Annapurna Base Camp Trekking itinerary. The trek to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal one of the most beautiful base camp treks in the Himalaya of Nepal.

There are lodges and tea-houses all along the trekking route which provide welcoming places to rest and refresh, as well as an insight into the Gurung and Magar lifestyles, the predominant ethnic group in the area. Annapurna Foothills Treks is highly experienced in making your trip safe, comfortable, enjoyable and memorable in Nepal. We can tailor the Annapurna Base Camp itinerary to your specific preferences and needs.

The best time to do Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is from March - May during spring season along with blooming rhododendron forests and September - November in autumn season with crystal clear mountain views. Winter and Monsoon season trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is also possible with a bit more preparations. Get in touch to know more about the trip, itinerary, time, private or group departures.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

  • view from Annapurna Base Camp: Annapurna I, 8091m, Annapurna South, 7219m, Machapuchhre, 6993m and Hiunchuli, 6441m
  • addition of Ghorepani Poonhill to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
  • natural scenery and endless outstanding views of the Annapurna Himalayan Ranges
  • charming Tea House/ Guesthouse with Gurung and Magar cultures
  • natural hot spring at Jhinudanda
  • one night at Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp
  • sunrise and sunset view from Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, 1,300 m/4,265 ft

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room or go for a walk exploring the city.

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Hotel

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara early in the morning by tourist bus or Private vehicle passing the River side of Trisuli. It takes about 7 hours to reach in Pokhara valley. We can visit some interesting places like Devi’s Fall, Guptswor Cave, Tal Barahi Temple and boating on Phewa Lake in Pokhara.

Option: We have not included the airfare Kathmandu- Pokhara (USD $125 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalayas where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Pokhara by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We begin our trek at Nayapul after an hour drive in a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a 15 minutes walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1050m), a large village that has many shops and teahouses. 
From the village, the trail follows the north bank of the Budhi Gandaki Khola and climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

The trails ascents bring us to reach Ulleri village after 2 hours steep up walk and continue the trails gently up until Banthanti which takes about 1 hour and will have lunch there. Now we can see the good view of Machhapuchre, HiunChuli and Annapurna South. After lunch, then our trail goes gradually ascending until Ghorepani, a village of Magar peoples which takes about 2 hours to reach. The mountains will be crystal clear and can be seen instantly from the place where we'll be staying.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Early in the morning, we'll hike to Poonhill which is a 45 minutes hike through the Rhododendron forest to encounter the astonishing view of snow white giants like Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Tukuche Peak 6920m, Nilgiri 6940m, Varaha Shikhar 7847m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Annapurna III 7855m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna II 7937m, Lamjung Himal 6931m and unobstructed view of sunrise over these mountains. 

After enjoying the moment, we return back to hotel and the trail steeply ascending until Deurali which is also the same height of Poon Hill and takes about 1 & half hour. Then we follow the deep forest way until Banthanti which takes about 2 hours and have lunch there. We can see the wild animals like as monkeys and local birds during the jungle trail. After lunch, it takes 1 hour to reach in Tadapani village which is surrounded by beautiful rhododendron forest. We can see more magnificent view of Machhapuchre, Annapurna South, Hium Chuli and Annapurna II.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Todays' trekking trail starts with descending through the forests which takes about 2 hours. We cross by suspension bridge and the trail ascends gently until Gurjung, 1 hour by walk and we will have lunch there. Then after lunch, the trail goes slightly up and pass the big landslide area and finally, we arrive in Chhomrong village. This is also the biggest Gurung village most probably in this area. The mountains are picturesque and closer from here.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

A descending stone staircase leads down to the Chhomrung Khola. After crossing the stream, we climb high above the Sinuwa Danda (hill), taking its west face and passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. To reach our day’s destination we must yet climb up to Kuldi, descend the long, steep, stone staircase and walk through a lovely bamboo forest to Dovan. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Gradually ascending along the valley above the Modi Khola river, we reach the Base Camp of Machhapcuhre. It is also known as Fishtail Mountain, and is one of the unclimbed mountains of the Annapurna range, because it is a holy mountain. From Machhapuchhre Base camp we get an amazing view of Annapurna I. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

We climb up gently till we reach Annapurna Base Camp which takes about 1 and half hour. The closer we get to Annapurna Base Camp, the vegetation will become more sparse and the surroundings more rocky. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since it is totally surrounded by spectacular mountains. We can see mountains such as Annapurna I 8091m, Bahra Shikhar 7647m, Annapurna South Face 7219m, Hiun Chuli 6441m, Machhapuchre 6997m, Tharpu Peak 5663m, Singu Chuli 6501m .

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

We wake up early in the morning and explore the sights of the hidden valley of Annapurna Base Camp. Then we trek down to Bamboo retracing the same trail we went up on. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

A five hour trek down to Jhinu where a hot spring bath will be waiting for us. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

Today, we will finally head back down to Nayapul where a private vehicle will be waiting for us to drive us back to Pokhara. 

  • Breakfast, & Lunch
  • Hotel

Early morning, we depart from Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to travel back to Kathmandu. If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.

Option: We have not included the airfare of Pokhara – Kathmandu (USD $120 Per Person). The exciting half hour flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu gives you the feeling of a mountain flight, high in the Himalaya where you can see the Langtang, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. If you chose to travel to Kathmandu by flight, we give free Airport Drop and Pick up. You need to book this flight before start the trek. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We will accompany you to the International Airport in time to board your flight. Check in at the Kathmandu international airport 3 hours prior to your flight time. 

  • Breakfast

What's Included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 9 nights (With twin-share rooms , beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced Trekking guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for 2 Trekkers basis.(Max 25 KG per porter)
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s T-shirt.
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Maps
  • Energy Supplies and Fresh Fruits on the Trek
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • All ground transfers Kathamndu – Pokhara - Kathmandu on Tourist Bus and Pokhara- Nayapul- Pokhara on private vehicle
  • All government and local taxes.

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (drinks, mineral water, boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Departure Dates

FromToStatusPrice  
Start Date20 Dec, 2022End Date02 Jan, 2023AvailableUS$ 1100

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.


The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is available and can be done throughout the year. So, if the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.

We have listed the price up to 12 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 12 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Annapurna Base Camp is possible on any date of the year. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.

Useful Info

The Best Time to Do the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:

The best seasons for trekking in the Annapurna region are autumn (late September to late November) & spring (February to late April) . Winter is also possible. During winter there are very few tourists. Some people prefer this season, as they enjoy the beauty of the snow, and the environment of the remote areas without the influx of foreigners. However, if there is a lot of snow the path may be quite challenging above Dovan.

Cultural Aspects of the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:
The most prominent ethnic groups in the Annapurna region are the Gurungs, Thakali, and Manangba. The Gurungs are the most widely dispersed, being found from the hills of Gorkha district to as far West as Palpa. The Thakalis come from the upper Kali Gandaki Valley around Jomsom, where their traditional farming has been supplemented by trade, in particular the hotel and restaurant business.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a Tea House/Lodge Trek:

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy two nights in Hotel Holy Himalaya before and after heading into the remote regions.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

Spending Money per Day:

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 10 - 15 per meal in Kathmandu. On the trek, your meals are included, but you may wish to purchase extras which are not included in your package, such as chocolate bars, Coca Cola or a beer. US$10 - 15 a day should be enough, but keep in mind the cost of all items increases proportionately with the distance from the trail head.

Drinking Water:

While trekking, it is important to keep hydrated; you should drink at least 3 liters of water each day. In the Annapurna Region there are Euro-guard filters, so all you need is your own water bottle and you can refill it easily. We suggest you bring a supply of water purification tablets in case Euro-guard water is not available. We request that you avoid using bottled mineral water, as the bottles are not easily disposed of.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:

Most lodges offer hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water. You can ask your trekking guide about the availability. For ecological reasons please try and limit your use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated. Please note that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is very little chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Every lodge will have some kind of hand washing facility but it is good idea to carry a bar of soap with you. Toilets are usually Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are outside the lodge but now some lodges have attached or indoor toilets. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.

Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek:
You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities. Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.

Fitness/Health:

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.

Safety:

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

Travel Insurance:

It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Trip Grading and Suitability:

To assist you in choosing a trek and to give you an idea of what you can expect, we have categorized our trips by their level of difficulty, A is the easiest, D, the most hard. In addition to this, the levels have been sub-divided into four areas, suitability, walking times, highest altitude, terrain type, and remoteness.

GRADE: Moderate:

Suitability: reasonable level of fitness required.
1. Walking times: 5-6 hours per day for up to 10 days
2. Altitude: up to 4310m
3. Terrain: mostly following well-travelled trails, daily ascent and descent
4. Remoteness: reasonable level of local infrastructure, including lodge accommodation

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